Novel Effect of Video Gaming on the Brain
Playing action video games boosts brain activity and decision-making skills, new research suggests. Coupling neuroimaging with a decision-making task, investigators found college students who played video games regularly made faster and more accurate decisions vs peers who rarely played video games.
@will The study included 47 college students. Of these, 28 reported playing action video games for at least 5 hours per week over the previous 2 years, while the remaining "non-gamers" averaged less than 1 hour per week of play. During functional MRI, participants were given a left-right moving dots task in which they were asked to press a button in their right or left hand to indicate the direction dots were moving — or resist pressing either button if there was no directional movement.